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Pokémon Live Touring the UK

by Greg Leahy - July 20, 2008, 11:30 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

British Pokémon trainers will have the opportunity to catch Darkrai at Woolworths stores throughout the country during August.

This August, Pokémon trainers all across the UK will have the chance to download the mysterious 491st Pokémon, Darkrai, to their copies of Pokémon Diamond or Pearl as the Pokémon Live tour hits Woolworths locations around the country.

Twenty Woolworths stores will be transformed to play host to the tour, granting everyone the opportunity to enter into Pokémon battles, via both DS wireless play and Pokémon Battle Revolution on Wii. There will also be the chance for people to play the recently released Pokémon Mystery Dungeon titles on DS, and My Pokémon Ranch for WiiWare.

The events will include a number of other activities, including face painting, balloon modelling, and the chance to win a family holiday. The tour dates are as follows:

  • August 6: Edinburgh
  • August 7: Glasgow
  • August 8: Metro
  • August 9: Stockton on Tees
  • August 10: Liverpool
  • August 13: Hanley
  • August 14: Chesterfield
  • August 15: Staines
  • August 16: Milton Keynes
  • August 17: Norwich
  • August 20: Exeter
  • August 21: Bristol
  • August 22: Gloucester
  • August 23: Newport
  • August 24: Swindon
  • August 27: Bromley
  • August 28: Bexleyheath
  • August 29: Beckton
  • August 30: Basingstoke
  • August 31: Portsmouth

Further information can be found at the Pokémon Live website, and in the press release below.

Unleash your inner Pokémon at Woolworths stores this Summer!

Battle the crowds, beat the boredom and kick start a summer of fun and adventure with Pokémon Live.

17th July 2008 - Discover the mystery of Darkrai – download the 491st Pokémon to either Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl at Pokémon Live exclusively at Woolworths stores across the UK this summer and find out whether it is friend or foe. Pokémon Live will take you on an adventure like no other this August, transforming Woolworths stores nationwide. Play the all new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness. Start the adventure now by visiting www.woolworths.co.uk/pokemononline and test your Aura to discover your inner Pokémon.

The Pokémon Live tour will allow you to experience the thrill of Pokémon, whether you’re an experienced trainer or you’re looking to try something new and exciting this summer. Bring your DS Lite and challenge a Pokémon Trainer to a battle using Pokémon Diamond and Pearl or transfer your Pokémon onto the big screen and battle in 3D Colloseums in Pokémon Battle Revolution on Wii. You can also enjoy face painting, balloon modelling, and discover Pokémon Ranch, the brand new title available exclusively through WiiWare.

Pokémon Live will also give you the chance to win a family holiday to Florida. This trip of a lifetime for 2 adults and 2 children includes tickets to SeaWorld, Aquatica Water Park, Bush Gardens and Discovery Cove. Additionally at each Pokémon Live event you’ll have the chance of winning a family day trip to Alton Towers plus £100 spending money. And if that wasn’t enough, be one of the first 50 to attend the event and receive a fun-filled Pokémon goodie bag.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness is on sale now at the estimated retail price of £29.99.

POKÉMON LIVE EVENT DETAILS:

WHEN: August 2008

WHERE: Woolworths stores nationwide

For a full list of venues please see below:



06.08.08 EDINGBURGH

25 Milton Link

Milton Road

Edinburgh

Lothian

EH15 3QH

07.08.08 GLASGOW

The Forge Retail Park

33 Beardmore Way

Gallow Gate,

Glasgow,

G31 4BG

08.08.08 METRO

33/37 Garden Walk (unit 122)

Metrocentre

Gateshead

Tyne & Wear

NE11 9XY

09.08.08 STOCKTON ON TEES

Portrack Lane

Stockton on Tees

County Durham

TS18 2PA

10.08.08 LIVERPOOL

74- 75 St Johns Way

St Johns Centre

Liverpool

Merseyside

L1 1LS

13.08.08 HANLEY

7-9 Upper Market Square

Hanley

Stoke on Trent

ST1 1PY

14.08.08 CHESTERFIELD

Unit MSU2, Vicar Lane

Chesterfield

Derbyshire

S40 1PY

15.08.08 STAINES

101-103 High Street

Staines

Middlesex

TW18 4PL

19.08.08 MILTON KEYNES

94/98 Silbury Arcade

The Centre MK

Milton Keynes

Bucks

MK9 3AH

17.08.08 NORWICH

Unit 6 - Riverside Retail Park

Norwich

Norfolk

NR1 1WR

20.08.08 EXETER

Unit 100

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Exeter

Devon

EX4 3DX

21.08.08 BRISTOL

Unit 7 - Imperial Park

Hengrove Way

Hartcliffe

BS13 7TJ

22.08.08 GLOUCESTER

12-18 Eastgate Street

Gloucester

Gloucestershire

GL1 1PH

23.08.08 NEWPORT

Unit 1 - 28 East Retail Park

Docks Way

Maesglas

Newport

NP20 2NN

24.08.08 SWINDON

23-25 Regent Street

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN1 1JL

27.08.08 BROMLEY

57 High Street

Bromley

Kent

BR1 1JY

28.08.08 BEXLEYHEATH

93/105 Broadway

Bexleyheath

Kent

DA6 7JN

29.08.08 BECKTON

Unit 4, Beckton Retail Park

Alpine Way

London

E6 6LA

30.08.08 BASINGSTOKE

1-13 Chiswick House

Town Centre

Basingstoke

Hampshire

RG21 7LD

31.08.08 PORTSMOUTH

121-127 Commercial Road

Portsmouth

Hampshire

PO1 1DB



FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO FIND YOUR LOCAL STORE PLEASE VISIT www.woolworths.co.uk/pokemononline OR ALTERNATIVELY CONTACT THE NINTENDO SERVICE CENTRE

Tel: +44 (0) 870 60 60 247 (calls are charged at UK National Rates – PLEASE obtain permission from the person responsible for the bill before calling)

Talkback

EnnerJuly 20, 2008

Oo, Woolsworth. Haven't seen one of those in San Francisco in a while. Probably not looking in the right places.

CericJuly 20, 2008

Interesting...

MarioJuly 20, 2008

Kick arse, hope we get another Pokemon tour in Australia. The epic battles in front of a crowd is what makes it awesome.

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